Maureen Dowd kills Texts from Hillary meme

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Face it. If Maureen Dowd starts gushing about how your internet meme has made Hillary Clinton as cool as Barack Obama, then it is officially not cool anymore. (Our favorite, posted above, was a photo poking fun at the Anthony Weiner Twitter scandal.)

Hillary Clinton met yesterday with the two founders of the hilarious "Texts from Hillary" Tumblr and submitted a autographed photo for their project.

After Maureen Dowd's column was published today in the New York Times, however, the team officially announced today that they will stop publishing additional content.

"After a week that included 32 posts, 83,000 shares on Facebook, 8,400 Twitter followers, over 45K Tumblr followers, news stories around the world, Renee Montagne from Morning Edition saying “ROFL,” a Maureen Dowd column, and a tweet from Quest Love, we think it’s time to stop while we are ahead," the site's creators Adam Smith and Stacy Lambe posted.

Unmentioned was MJ Lee's story on the social media splash, now the most-read story on Politico.

"What started as a joke at the bar between two friends turned into a national conversation about Secretary Clinton and went as far as talks about 2016," Smith and Labe said.



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